Business Name, Corporations, ABN and Trade Marks
For many starting a business for the first time, it can be confusing knowing what type of business is best. Sometimes becoming a "Sole Trader" can put your family at risk. Explore Your Options.
It's also important to establish a new business in the correct order to avoid errors, additional cost, delays and risk.
The AHBC can complete all of your registration for you or use DIY tips and videos below to get started.
Most common corporate structure used by small to medium size enterprises.
Non Members $995
For equity raising enterprises / ventures or national charity organisation.
Non Members $1800
All active businesses (Sole Trader Corporations, partnerships, and trust structures) must have a ABN.
Non Members $395
(a.k.a. Family Trust) for the distribution of profits to beneficiaries from assets. Eg property, company shares etc
Non Member $795
Protect you business brand with a Trade Mark. 10 years protection.
Non Member $600
DIY Fact Sheets
Additional information on company types and selecting a company with a Constitution or Replaceable Rules
Partnerships are state governed business structure involving a number of people carry on a business together.
Update your details online or by contacting the ABR. If your business structure changes you may need to cancel your ABN.
Provides details on "what is" and "why" a trade mark. Costing, protection period and how to apply are also outlined
DIY "How To" Videos
Choosing your business structure
This video explains the business structures available to you when starting a business.
Starting A Business & Registration
This video looks at the different registration requirements for your business, such as Tax file number, Australian Business Number and goods and services tax.
ABNs are for business. Not everybody needs one.
View this video to understand your entitlement
Stay In Control
If you're having trouble lodging your activity statement or paying your tax debt on time contact the ATO as soon as possible. They will work with you to make alternative arrangements.
Trade Mark Classes
Protect your products and service by classification
About Intellectual Property
Covers the three main registered rights as well as copyright. These are the common types of IP you’re likely to encounter as a small business owner. Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright